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Please click on a Counselor's link on the menu to the left.


Thank you for taking time to visit our page! We'd like to share a little about the services we offer you and your child.

Classroom Guidance

Guidance classes are a part of Northside's comprehensive Guidance Program in which the counselors teach students skills to enrich their educational and social lives.  These skills are taught to entire classes several times per month.  The guidance curriculum is intended to support the objectives of academic instruction and to help students develop to their full educational and personal potential Guidance Lessons cover the following:

             7 Skill Goals:

  • Responsible Behavior
  • Motivation to Achieve 
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Self Esteem Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Cross-cultural Effectiveness 
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving

Small Group/Individual Counseling

The counselors at Westwood Elementary offer small group counseling. These groups are offered to students who share a common concern.  Topics include, but are not limited to, divorce, military deployment, anger management, accepting grief or loss, making friends, building self- confidence, and school success.

Students can be referred for small group counseling by parents, teachers, administrators, or through self-referral.  Parental permission is required.

Contact Information:

Viviana Maltos-  2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades-

 Laurie Flores - Pre-K, Kinder, 1st grades-



  NISD Guidance Department links:

Guidance Department-
Safe and Drug Free Schools